Preschool Storytime: Flower Garden

Welcome to preschool storytime with Miss Rhonda and Boomer Bear. Today we are reading a great book for spring called Flower Garden written and illustrated by Eve Bunting.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

When I was teaching kindergarten, I found my best readers understood rhyming. This book is a great example of rhyming text. Once you have read a rhyming book a few times with your child, start leaving out the 2nd word of the rhyme set and see if your child can fill in the missing word.

Playing with language and making up non-sense rhyming words is another way to help your child “hear” the rhyming parts of words. Books like Llama, Llama Red Pajama by by Anna Dewdney, The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown,  and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archembault are great choices for practicing rhyming.

More Fun

Let’s get up and move to Jack Hartman’s Springtime Dance song!

Go on a virtual field trip to a flower shop!

Check out Super Simple.com for directions to make this lovely flower painting with a fork!

Visit The Early Childhood Academy for great flower snack ideas!

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I am an Outreach Preschool Storyteller at the library. I'm usually out and about, visiting preschools and daycares in our community. It's the perfect job for a retired kindergarten teacher! I know what preschoolers need to be ready for school and I love sharing picture books, rhymes and fun music. It's a win for us both!